Errington v Minister of Health [1935]

Facts

  • The Minister of Health decided to order clearance of an area without consulting its inhabitants

Issue

  • Was the minister acting in a quasi-judicial capacity, such that the principles of natural justice would apply to the decision

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • In a quasi-judicial decision, one party must not be heard in the absence of the other
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